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Educator Program

Virtual Educator Workshop | Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer

Tuesday, November 8

The Chicago History Museum is pleased to partner with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago to host this foundational session that will help you meet the requirements of the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act.

To prepare educators to include Asian American history, stories, and voices into their curriculum, this professional development workshop models a lesson excerpt to K–12 educators that centers Asian American themes and teaching resources. In addition, attendees will learn about:

  • The importance of teaching about the Asian American experience
  • The diversity of the Asian American community nationally and in Illinois
  • Anti-Asian stereotypes throughout history and today
  • Asian Americans fighting for racial justice with other communities

Attendees will also be introduced to the Asian American Education Resource Database, a lesson and resource database.

Free; 2 PD hours. This session is designed for middle and high school educators. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.


Performers during procession on street during the Ginza Holiday celebration of the Midwest Buddhist Temple Japanese Cultural Festival in the Old Town neighborhood, Chicago, c. 1963. CHM, ICHi-132982; Raeburn Flerlage, photographer
View of the On Leong Association Building (now Pui Tak Community Center) and the Willis Tower in background from Chinatown, Chicago, Feb. 10, 1994. STM-035644475, Chicago Sun-Times
Children watch a Korean parade on Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park neighborhood, Chicago, Sept. 9, 1984. ST-17500808-E1, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
View of Vietnamese storefronts at 1004-1008 W. Argyle St., Chicago, 1983. CHM, ICHi-024732; John McCarthy, photographer

The Details



8 th

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Event Location


Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories